Web Hosting

What Crucial Factors Should You Consider When Deciding Which Web Host to Use?

There are several elements that come together to make an online business successful and web hosting is certainly one of those. Not only does the right web host mean you'll deliver a satisfactory user experience, but your website will also perform better in search rankings and you won't lose money unnecessarily, due to downtimes or any related problems.

Not only do you need to ensure your hosting is right from the very beginning, but you must also be sure your hosting plan continues to be the best one for you. Before we jump right into the most important considerations to make when choosing a hosting provider, it's a good idea to find out exactly what your hosting needs are.

Questions to ask yourself first

DreamHost Gives DreamObjects -- Its Inexpensive Object Storage Service -- an Upgrade

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DreamHost, a global leader in web hosting and cloud services for entrepreneurs and developers, today announced key improvements to DreamObjects, the company's secure open source cloud storage hosting service powered by Ceph. Like a file system with infinite capacity, customers use DreamObjects to build cloud-ready applications and to store documents, photos, songs and backup taking advantage of its Amazon S3 API compatibility. This upgrade utilizes Ceph's major Jewel release, the newest version of the distributed object store and file system that is enabling DreamObjects to be even more scalable, reliable, and high performing. 

Canadian Web Hosting Expands Private Cloud Services with SolusVM and Proxmox

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Canadian Web Hosting (www.canadianwebhosting.com), the leading cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider in Canada announced the general release of their new Private Cloud Hosting plans that greatly expand the availability of their industry best virtualization choices. Their cloud portfolio now includes on-demand Proxmox Private Clouds.  These new plans are available in certified Canadian data centers in Vancouver, BC or Toronto, ON and give customers access to complete server virtualization management, support for both Windows and Linux images, low-cost managed support and advanced features at a fraction of the cost of typical enterprise systems.  

With Proxmox Private Clouds, many businesses now have access to an enterprise-ready system that allows them to quickly reduce their infrastructure spend. This is done by the ability to increase the efficiency of their infrastructure resources and significantly reduce typical hardware costs and administrative time required to run their own servers and hardware.  Canadian Web Hosting's launch of Proxmox Private Clouds in Canada gives customers access to a completely open source server virtualization system that utilizes KVM (Kernal-based Virtual Machines) running on lightweight container-based virtualization, Linux Containers (LXC) storage, virtualized networks and high availability. 

Should You Switch to Cloud Web Hosting?

When it comes to web hosting, the cloud refers to a group of technologies that will allow for reliability, scalability, and redundancy at higher levels than can be provided by a dedicated web server. So it is no surprise that so many people are making the switch to cloud web hosting and ditching old methods of hosting their websites. But should you do the same? Keep reading to learn more.

Managed WordPress powered by 1&1: Create your own website quickly and securely

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1&1, Europe's leading web hosting service (1and1.co.uk) is renewing its portfolio of offerings with "Managed WordPress," providing an even simpler way to create and maintain a website using the WordPress (WP) platform. The Managed WordPress solution includes an optimised 1&1 WP assistant that easily guides users through the setup process, high-quality SSD storage and automated features including security and core platform updates. This enables customers to concentrate on their website content instead of investing time and resources in updating WordPress. Managed WordPress powered by 1&1 starts from just £0.99/ month +VAT (for the first twelve months) rising to £4.99/months +VAT. 

"With our new Managed WordPress offering, our customers can profit from an additional service resulting in  lasting benefits for their businesses", says Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. "Thanks to Managed WordPress they save time and resources previously spent on constant system updates - now they can concentrate fully on their business. 1&1 is committed to being a reliable partner and ensuring operations continue smoothly during and after every important core update." 

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 Now Available

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Parallels (www.parallels.com), a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5, the newest versions of the company’s control panel and presence builder software. Building on the success of Parallels Plesk Panel 11, the fastest growing hosting control panel product in company history, Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 further enables hosting providers to grow their businesses with rich hosting plans and to use innovative technologies to provide the most intuitive experience for customers. Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 further helps hosting providers attract new customers and differentiate their offerings with more advanced tools to convert active prospects into buyers.

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